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    Kreepy Krauly or motor problem

    HI there

    We bought a house few years back that had an empty fiberglass swimming pool, 2 years ago we decided to fix it, by replacing the fiber all went well for a year.
    when winter started we decided to not clean the pool, (bad idea i know), just before summer started i decided to get the pool ready. and noticed that the Kreepy works for about 5 minutes than stops. i plug out the hose and everything seems to be fine,
    what Ive done.
    Checked each hose for leakage/air seeping thru nothing.
    Checked the suction of each hose by putting my hand in front.
    When i put my hand by the front of the Kreepy the suction is gone.

    im out of ideas, dont want to buy a new vacuum only to experience the same problem


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    Re: Kreepy Krauly or motor problem

    How many pounds of pressure in your filter?
    Could be lack of flow, or you could have a worn diaphragm, or you could be sucking up large debris that blocks the cleaner.

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly or motor problem

    thannks, where do i check the flow?
    Its been sucking up large amounts of leaves, any other way to remove them?

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly or motor problem

    There is a supplied meter with it that will give you an indication of flow.

    Your filter should have a pressure gauge, as pressure builds flow is reduced.

    Id net up large clumps of debris before I let the cleaner loose on the pool.

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    Pentair Master temp 400/Hayward Sand WZeobrite/Jandy RS-8 Aqualink/Jandy 2HP Epump
    12 - 4x10 Panels/Zodiac G3-T5 / BBB

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly or motor problem

    You are better off using another method to remove large amounts of leaves as the KK works best in a relatively clean pool with no large debris. I have a lot of trees in my yard and have to deal with leaves. I usually scoop most of the leaves with a leave rake, then vacuum the rest. Once the leaves are gone, I then put the KK in. The KK needs a consistent suction and leaves in the KK suction, hose, skimmer basket, pump basket, etc will kill the suction quickly.
    40 year old pool, 35k gal w/spa, gunite replastered July 2016, Hayward Sand filter, Hayward 1.5 hp single speed pump, TF-100, Kreepy Krauly suction side cleaner Dolphin M400

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    Re: Kreepy Krauly or motor problem

    i havent seen any gauges will have a look and try taking a pic of the set up, i think maybe its old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfpat View Post
    You are better off using another method to remove large amounts of leaves as the KK works best in a relatively clean pool with no large debris. I have a lot of trees in my yard and have to deal with leaves. I usually scoop most of the leaves with a leave rake, then vacuum the rest. Once the leaves are gone, I then put the KK in. The KK needs a consistent suction and leaves in the KK suction, hose, skimmer basket, pump basket, etc will kill the suction quickly.
    Trees suck, i will try this and post an update hopefully this is the solution to my problem

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